Dick's Picks Volume 26

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Dick's Picks Volume 26
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released October, 2002
Recorded April, 1969
Genre Jam
Folk-rock
Psychedelic rock
Length 142:01
Label Grateful Dead Records
Grateful Dead chronology
View from the Vault, Volume Three
(2002)
Dick's Picks Volume 26
(2002)
Go to Nassau
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Music Box 4/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [3]

Dick's Picks Volume 26 is the 26th installment of the Grateful Dead's archival series. It was recorded on April 26, 1969 at the Electric Theater in Chicago, Illinois and on April 27, 1969 at the Labor Temple in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[4] It contains a rare cover the Jimmy Reed song "I Know It's a Sin".

Caveat Emptor[edit]

Each volume of Dick's Picks has its own "caveat emptor" label, advising the listener of the sound quality of the recording. The one for Volume 26 reads:

"Dick's Picks Vol. 26 was mastered directly from the original stereo 7.5 ips analog tapes. It is a snapshot of history, not a modern professional recording, and may therefore exhibit some technical anomalies and the unavoidable effects of the ravages of time"

Track listing[edit]

Disc One[edit]

  1. "Dupree's Diamond Blues" (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia) – 4:30
  2. "Mountains of the Moon" (Hunter, Garcia) – 6:45
  3. "China Cat Sunflower" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:58
  4. "Doin' That Rag" (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:18
  5. "Cryptical Envelopment" (Garcia) – 3:05
  6. "The Other One" (Bill Kreutzman, Bob Weir) – 7:20
  7. "The Eleven" (Hunter, Phil Lesh) – 7:59
  8. "The Other One" (Kreutzman, Weir) – 1:04
  9. "I Know It's a Sin" (Jimmy Reed) – 4:28
  10. "Turn on Your Lovelight" (Deadric Malone, Joseph Scott) – 20:37
  11. "Me and My Uncle" (John Phillips) – 4:12
  12. "Sittin' on Top of the World" (Lonnie Carter, Walter Jacobs) – 3:37

Disc Two[edit]

  1. "Dark Star" (Hunter, Garcia, Mickey Hart, Kreutzman, Lesh, Pigpen, Weir) – 26:37
  2. "Saint Stephen" / "William Tell Bridge" (Hunter, Garcia, Lesh) – 9:18
  3. "The Eleven" (Hunter, Lesh) – 10:19
  4. "Turn on Your Lovelight" (Malone, Scott) – 15:25
  5. "Morning Dew" (Bonnie Dobson, Tim Rose) – 10:47

Recording dates[edit]

  • April 26, 1969 – Disc 1 tracks 1-9
  • April 27, 1969 – Disc 1 tracks 10-12, Disc 2

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Recording engineer – Owsley Stanley
  • CD mastering – Jeffrey Norman
  • Tape archivist – David Lemieux
  • Archival research – Eileen Law
  • Design & layout – Robert Minkin

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Dick's Picks Volume 26 at Allmusic
  2. ^ Metzger, John. Dick's Picks Volume 26, The Music Box, March 2003
  3. ^ The Grateful Dead Album Guide, Rolling Stone
  4. ^ Dick's Picks Volume 26 at the Grateful Dead Family Discography